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2 police officers injured in South City crash; suspect in custody

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Two officers were injured in a crash at Morganford and Fyler Friday (Credit: KMOV) Two officers were injured in a crash at Morganford and Fyler Friday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Two police officers were injured in a crash in south St. Louis late Friday morning. 

A suspect vehicle reportedly struck the officers' vehicle at Morganford Road and Fyler Avenue around 11:30 a.m. St. Louis Police tell News 4 they were doing an undercover investigation when the suspect vehicle sped off. Police say the vehicle ran a stop sign at the Morganford Rd. and Fyler Ave. before crashing into an unmarked police car. Official say at the time the unmarked car had it's lights and sirens on. 

Witness Michael Cox says he heard the suspect vehicle was driving 80 mph down Morganford Rd. before the crash. "I just live a couple blocks away and I heard a lot of police sirens," said Cox, "This here with all the vehicles involved was pretty crazy. We don't really see anything this major in the neighborhood."

According to the police department, one officer sustained a head laceration and the other had neck and back pain. The officers were taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

The car with the most damage was driven by the suspect, who was arrested after the crash. "They were dragging the bad guy out of the car to put handcuffs on him," said Bradley Williams, who arrived at work right after the crash happened, but saw the arrest. He explained that the suspect cooperated with police. "He was stunned I guess, kind of in shock," said Williams. 

Following the crash, the suspect was taken into custody and to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

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